Snapshot Games has announced Phoenix Point, the spiritual successor to X-COM that is being developed by the original creator of the X-COM. Phoenix Point will be a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy game that will launch Q4 2018, and Snapshot Games launched a FIG campaign to raise $500K.
According to the press release, Phoenix Point draws inspiration from a deep pool of talented developers from companies such as Ubisoft Sofia and Crytek Black Sea, and games such as XCOM 2 and X-COM Apocalypse.
In Phoenix Point, each mission will require you to deploy a squad of four or more soldiers, sometimes accompanied by aerial or ground based drones. Battles are turn based, with overwatch and return fire providing a great level of interaction. Soldiers have a willpower stat as well as endurance. Will points are used to spend on special abilities and strenuous physical or mental exertion.
Julian Gollop, CEO of Snapshot Games, said:
“We are creating Phoenix Point by taking influences from the famed X-COM franchise. We are updating our favorite gameplay features from X-COM titles such as UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM Apocalypse that I designed, and mixing them with some of the amazing ideas Firaxis Games executed brilliantly in their franchise reboots, to create an entirely new game whose essence lies in the XCOM genre.”